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UM president now major in the Montana Army National Guard

Posted at 9:07 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 11:28:42-05

MISSOULA – In addition to serving as the University of Montana’s 19th president, Seth Bodnar now also holds the title of major in the Montana Army National Guard.

He was sworn into the Montana Army National Guard by Major General Matthew Quinn at Fort Harrison near Helena on Tuesday.

Bodnar is a current member in the Army Reserves and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Quinn and Bodnar met in 2018 and discussed him joining the Montana National Guard.

Bodnar also served in the 101st Airborne Division and the U.S. Army’s First Special Forces Group. He has also instructed at West Point and taught as an assistant professor in the school’s Department of Social Sciences.